I have a good friend who is Baptist. I have been Catholic for 8 1/2 years and was Episcopalian before that so I have only known churches with liturgical services and Holy Communion or the liturgy of the Eucharist being important parts of the service.
I told my friend that I wanted to get my grandson ( he is 10 1/2) a youth Bible and I would like to buy a Catholic one. She, of course, argued I should buy him a King James Bible. Since I was Episcopalian I grew up reading the Bibles that had the extra books which we called Apocrypha and Catholics call Deuterocannonical books.
She is so adamantly against Catholic Bibles and thinks the King James Bible is the only one that is worth having.
Also when it comes to saints, she recently was going to have cataract surgery and was
anxious about it and I told her I would pray for her. I checked and found out St. Lucy
was the patron saint for eyesight and told her that and she got really quiet. Then I told her how when I lose something I always pray to Saint Anthony and I will find what I am looking for within a short time and she angrily replied that it was God who led me to my lost item.
She has admitted that the Reformation happened because people wanted to do things their own way and I have tried to educate her about the early church and the Catholic and Orthodox and sometimes she is open to listening to the history.
I am not trying to convert her, but I know she is a strong Christian and is interested in different Christian denominations.
I accept that she and her husband are Baptists, but I think it bothers her I am Catholic.
And I don’t see anything wrong with owning a Catholic Bible over a King James version
or praying to saints.
Any advice on how to answer her would be welcomed.